Course Union Grants

Head Grants

Head Grants are distributed every year to organized course unions. They are a percentage of the annual UTGSU fee that each student pays. Head Grants are distributed in two instalments – Fall and Winter.

The application form for the 2016-2017 Head Grant can be downloaded here: 2016-2017 Head Grant Application Form (PDF). You must print out the form and submit it to UTGSU; see form for more details.

Questions? Please contact the UTGSU Fieldworker at 416-946-8699 or fieldworker@utgsu.ca.

Deadline: Continuous. Please refer to the application form for details. Fall instalment cheques will be available after your application form has been processed. Fall installment cheques will be available at the January 31 Council meeting for course unions that submit their application form between December 6 and January 23. Please note that grant amounts will be reduced if forms are submitted after December 16 (see page 2 of form). All winter instalment cheques will be available at the March 28 Council meeting.

 

Conference and Academic Engagement Grants
(formerly known as Conference Grants)

The University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union (UTGSU) offers a limited amount of funding annually in order to support conferences, workshops, or other academic events organized by graduate students at U of T. The purpose of this Grant is to foster collective or co-operative work amongst graduate students within or across disciplines.

This grant does not fund individuals or groups who wish to attend or present work at academic conferences here or abroad. Funding for graduate students to present at external conferences generally comes from the department. The procedures and amounts vary drastically from department to department. Ask your supervisor or graduate coordinator for details.

The application form for the 2016-2017 Conference and Academic Engagement Grant can be downloaded here: 2016-2017 Conference and Academic Engagement Grant Application Form (PDF).

The maximum grant for any one academic event is $600.00.

Deadline: There are two rounds of funding available.
For conferences and academic events that take place during January to April, please apply to the first deadline. For conferences and academic events that take place during May to December, please apply to the second deadline.

Questions? Please contact the UTGSU Fieldworker at 416-946-8699 or fieldworker@utgsu.ca.

First deadline: Monday November 28, 2016 at noon. Cheques will be available to successful applicants starting on February 1, 2017.
Second deadline: Monday March 6, 2017 at noon. Cheques will be available to successful applicants starting on March 29, 2017.

The 2015-2016 Evaluation Form can be downloaded here: 2015-2016 Conference and Academic Grant Evaluation Form [PDF].

Special Grants

Special Grants are one-time annual grants available only to small course unions. Any project must be aimed at the entire graduate student population in the department and cannot cater to only one segment of the membership. Only course unions with 100 full-time equivalent students or less are eligible to apply. Please see application form for additional eligibility criteria.

The application form for the 2016-2017 Special Grant can be downloaded here: 2016-2017 Special Grant Application Form (PDF).

Questions? Please contact the UTGSU Fieldworker at 416-946-8699 or fieldworker@utgsu.ca.

Deadline: The 2016-2017 deadline has passed. Cheques will be available to successful applicants starting on February 1, 2017.

The 2015-2016 Evaluation Form can be downloaded here: 2015-2016 Special Grant Evaluation Form (PDF).